School of Interdisciplinary Studies Linguistics

Graduate Alumni of the Purdue Linguistics Program

  • Hana Al Ameri: M.A., December 2009, "The Phonological Description of Emirati Arabic" (Professor Brentari)

  • Baseel AlBzoor: Ph.D., May 2011, "Semantic & Pragmatic Failure in Translating Literary Texts: Translators' Inconsistency and/or Textual Resistance" (Professor Raskin)

  • Naser Naif AlBzour: Ph.D., May 2011, "Semio-Pragmatic Analysis of Cartoons Discourse: A Step towards Semiotranslation" (Professor Raskin)

  • Tamara Alibasic: M.A., May 2003, "Pronominal System in Croatian Sign Language" (Professor Wilbur)

  • Omar Alrawi: M.A., "Ontological Semantics Span Filters"

  • Engin Arik: Ph.D., May 2009, "Spatial Language: Insights from Sign & Spoken Languages" (Professor Wilbur)

  • Donalee Attardo: Ph.D., 1996, "Lexicographic Acquisition: A Theoretical and Computational Study in Linguistic Heuristics" (Professor Raskin)

  • Debarchana Basu: M.A., May 2005, "Verb Compounds in Bangla: An Event Based Analysis" (Professor Wilbur); Ph.D., December 2010, "Syntax-semantics Issues for Multiple Event Clauses in Bangla (Bengali)" (Professor Wilbur)

  • Maryana Bendus: M.A., August 2009, "Issues in Lexical Acquisition of the Ukrainian Language" (Professor Raskin); Ph.D., May 2012, "The Semantics and Pragmatics of Translating Culture-Bound References in Film Dubbing" (Professor Raskin)

  • Elizabeth Benecki: M.A., August 2008, "A Descriptive Linguistic Analysis of Three Suffixes Used in Computer-Mediated Communication" (Professor Niepokuj)

  • Gregory A. Bowen: M.A., December 2011, “Politeness and Courtesy in Malory’s Pronouns of Address” (Professor Niepokuj); Ph.D., December 2016, “Sounding Sacred: The Adoption of Biblical Archaisms in the Book of Mormon and Other 19th Century Texts” (Professor Niepokuj)

  • Charles Bradley: M.A., August 2013, “Motion Events and Event Segmentation in American Sign Language” (Professor Ronnie Wilbur)

  • Stacy L. Carr: M.A., December 2001, "Stage-Level vs. Individual-Level Predicates: An Analysis of Zero Copula in African American English, and Absence of Copula in Normally Developing Standard American English, and Standard American English in SLI" (Professor Benedicto)

  • Yi-hui Chen: Ph.D., August 2016, “Effects of Age of Learning, Family, and Social Environment on Attitude and Proficiency in EFL among Taiwanese Adults” (Professor Roberts)

  • Yin Ling Cheung: Ph.D., May 2009, "Publishing in Refereed Journals: Perceptions, Challenges & Strategies (Professor Silva)

  • Jenna Conklin: M.A., May 2015, "The Interaction of Gradient and Categorical Processes of Long-Distance Vowel-to-Vowel Assimilation in Kazan Tatar" (Professor Niepokuj)

  • Jennifer Cramer: M.A., May 2006, "The Language of Chat: An Analysis of English Usage in French Chat Rooms" (Professor Berns)

  • Alejandrina Cristia: M.A., December 2006, "Speech Sound Categories in Language Acquisition and Learning" (Professor Seidl); Ph.D., May 2009, "Individual Variation in Infant Speech Processing: Implications for Language Acquisition Theories (Professor Seidl)

  • Linda Crossley: M.A., 2002 (Professor Brentari)

  • Petra Eccarius: M.A., May 2002, "Finding Common Ground: A Comparison of Handshape Across Multiple Sign Languages" (Professor Brentari); Ph.D., May 2008, "A Constraint-based Account of Handshape Contrast in Sign Languages" (Professor Brentari)

  • Alyson Eggleston: Ph.D., December 2012, "Spatial Reference in Sumu-Mayangna, Nicaraguan Spanish, & Barcelona Spanish" (Professor Benedicto)

  • Kadir Gokgoz: Ph.D., August 2013, "The Nature of Object Marking in American Sign Language" (Professor Wilbur)

  • Carolina Gonzalez: Ph.D., August 2011, "Perception of Prosody in American Sign Language" (Professor Brentari)

  • Donovan Grose: M.A., December 2003, "Perfect Tenses in American Sign Language: Nonmanually Marked Compound Tenses" (Professor Wilbur); Ph.D., May 2008, "The Geometry of Events: Evidence of English and ASL" (Professor Wilbur)

  • Kathryn L. Hansen: Ph.D., August 2006, "Recombinant Features for the Movements of American Sign Language" (Professor Anderson)

  • Christian Hempelmann: Ph.D., May 2003, "Paranomasic Puns: Target Recoverability towards Automatic Generation" (Professor Raskin)

  • Maki Hirotani: Ph.D., May 2005, "The Effects of Synchronous and Asynchronous Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) on the Development of Oral Proficiency among Novice Learners of Japanese" (Professor Fukada)

  • Seiko Horibe: Ph.D., December 2002, "The Output Hypothesis and Cognitive Processes: An Examination via Acquisition of Japanese Temporal Subordinate Conjunctions" (Professor Berns)

  • Carly K. Houston: M.A., May 2009, "Participation Roles in Free Indirect Discourse" (Professor Raskin)

  • David Johnson: 1999, "Different Expectations: An Ethnography of an Adult ESL Program for a University-linked International Population" (Professor Berns)

  • Natalya Kaganovich: M.A., May 2003, "Measuring English Speakers' Consistency in Assigning Stress to Nonsense Words: Testing Linguistic Theory" (Professor Niepokuj); Ph.D., August 2007, "Interaction Between Talker's Voice, Linguistic Information, and Attention Deficit Speech Perception" (Professor A. Francis)

  • Aleksandra Kasztalska: M.A., May 2011, "Language Biases in the U.S. Media's Portrayal of Immigrants" (Professor Brown); Ph.D., August 2015, "The Role of World Englishes in Supporting International Teaching Assistants' Professional Identity and Development" (Professor Berns)

  • Maria Kondaurova: M.A., May 2004, "Cross-Language Perception of Phonetic Categories" (Professor A. Francis); Ph.D., December 2008, "Training to Ignore vs. Training to Attend: The Distribution of Selective Attention in the Acquisition of Foreign Phonetic Contrast" (Professor A. Francis)

  • Olga Krachina: M.A., May 2006, "Ontology-Based Inference Methods" (Professor Raskin)

  • Tsz Kwan (Charles) Lam: Ph.D., August 2015, "Understanding What Verb Phrases and Adjective Phrases Have in Common: Evidence from Mandarin Alternations" (Professor Wilbur)

  • Wai Ling Law: Ph.D., August 2017.

  • Ruochen Li: M.A., December 2014, "Chinese Undergraduate Students' Preference for Chinese Teaching Assistants and American Teaching Assistants in the U.S. Context" (Professor Roberts)

  • Wenfeng Li: Ph.D., August 2016, “A Historical and Sociolinguistic Approach to Language Change in Mandarin Chinese: Corpus Evidence for the Development of YOU-MEI-YOU” (Professors Fukada and Sundquist)

  • Mengxi Lin: Ph.D., December 2015, “The Relationship between Acoustic Features of Second Language Speech and Listener Evaluation of Speech Quality” (Professor A. Francis)

  • Melanie E. Lotz: M.A., May 2010, "Emotional Expression: A Cross-Linguistics Study" (Professor Roberts)

  • Evguenia Malaia: Ph.D., August 2005, "Digital Identity Management Domain for Ontological Semantics: Domain Acquisition Methodology and Practice" (Professor Raskin)

  • Aya Matsuda: Ph.D., 2000, "Japanese Attitudes toward English: A Case Study of High School Students" (Professor Berns)

  • Dina Mohammed: Ph.D., May 2005, "Extending Ontological Semantics for the Domain of Tourism: The Case of Egypt as a Destination" (Professor Raskin)

  • Ethan C. Myers: M.A., May 2015, "Shanghainese Sentence Final Particles: Navigating the Left Periphery" (Professor E. Francis)

  • Marie A. Nadolske: Ph.D., December 2009, "Mastering the Pressures of Variation: A Cognitive Linguistic Examination of Advanced Hearing ASL L2 Signers" (Professor Brentari)

  • Kazuaki Nakazawa: Ph.D., August 2006, "Efficacy and Effects of Various Types of Teacher Feedback on Student Writing in Japanese" (Professor Wei)

  • David Neyhart: M.A., 2002, "Online Tutoring in Writing Centers: A Pilot Survey Comparing Face-to-Face and Online Tutoring of Student Writers" (Professor Silva)

  • Angela M. T. Ott: M.A., December 2011, "Prominence in Gesture and Speech: A Cross-linguistics Study" (Professor Brentari)

  • Jason Overfelt: M.A., May 2009, "The Syntax of Relative Clause Constructions in Tigrinya" (Professor Benedicto)

  • Soohwan Park: Ph.D., May 2016, “Measuring Fluency: Temporal Variables and Pausing Patterns in L2 English Speech” (Professor Ginther)

  • Sung Kyung Park: M.A., December 2008, "The Acquisition of the English Article System by Advanced Korean Learners of English" (Professor Benedicto); Ph.D., August 2011, "The Acquisition of Wh-questions & Auxiliary Movement by Korean-English Bilingual Children" (Professor Benedicto)

  • Joshua Perry, M.A, 2017, “The Production and Perception of Optional Persistent Tone 3 Sandhi as a Social Variable in Mandarin Chinese” (Professor Niepokuj)

  • Maxim Petrenko: Ph.D., May 2008, "Narrative Joke: Conceptual Structure and Linguistic Manifestation" (Professor Raskin)

  • Danielle Reindl: M.A., August 2009, "Prosodic Features of a Spanish Ludling" (Professor Niepokuj)

  • J. Mitchell Sances: M.A., August 2012, "'Liaison sans enchainement': An acoustic and frequency pilot study" (Professor Niepokuj)

  • Ninoslava Sarac: M.A., May 2003, "Questions in Croatian Sign Language" (Professor Wilbur)

  • Katharina Schalber: M.A., May 2004, "Phonological Visibility of Event Structure in Austrian Sign Language - A Comparison of ASL and OGS" (Professor Wilbur)

  • Liubov Shafirovich: M.A., May 2010, "Syllabic Liquids in Slavic Languages with Focus on Russian and Bulgarian" (Professor Channon)

  • Robin Shay: M.A., December 2001, "Grammaticalization and Lexicalization: Analysis of Fingerspelling" (Professor Brentari)

  • Sara Jayne Shelton: Ph.D., 1997, "Coreference: An Ontological Semantic Approach" (Professor Raskin)

  • Amelia Shettle: M.A., December 2015, “Influences on Native American Language Revitalization in the U.S.: Ideology and Culture” (Professor Benedicto)

  • Amanda A. Shultz: M.A., December 2011, "Individual Differences in Cue Weighting of Stop Consonant Voicing in Perception and Production" (Professor A. Francis)

  • Charles Smith: M.A., May 2007, "'Almost' in ASL: Insights into Event Structure" (Professor Wilbur)

  • Amanda Strickland: M.A., August 2010, "'Sounding White': African-American Attitudes toward "Whiteness" in the Speech of African-Americans" (Professor Roberts)

  • Elizabeth A. Strong: Ph.D., May 2010, "Topics & Talking Topically: An Assessment of Syntactic & Discourse Approaches to Topic Through Evidence from Multiple Simultaneous Conversations" (Professor Roberts)

  • Natasha Sutton: M.A., August 2009, "Polysemy of the Term 'shit' in Hip Hop Lyrics" (Professor Roberts)

  • Cuneyt Taskiran: M.A., May 2006, "Descriptive Text Analysis Using Language Models and Dependency Grammars for Author Attribution and Stenganalysis" (Professor Raskin)

  • Julija Televnaja: Ph.D., May 2004, "Lexical Acquisition and Semantic Representation of English Phrasal Verbs in Ontological Semantics" (Professor Raskin)

  • Aubrey Thamann: M.A., August 2002, "Self-Naming Rituals in U.S. American Culture" (Professor Anderson)

  • Katrina Triezenberg: M.A., May 2004, "New Philology: A Call for (Inter)Disciplinary Action" (Professor Raskin); Ph.D., August 2006, "The Ontology of Emotion" (Professor Raskin)

  • Whitney Vandiver: M.A., August 2009, "An Inference-based Model of Restricted Context Formation in Spoken Language Comprehension" (Professor Raskin); Ph.D., May 2011, "A Semantic Analysis of Quantification in English" (Professor Raskin)

  • Ricard Vinas I de Puig: Ph.D., August 2009, "The Argument of Experience: Experience Predicates & Argument Structure in Catalan & Mayangna" (Professor Benedicto)

  • Benjamin Wachs: M.A., December 2003, "Invective as Opposed to Insult: Dual-Mode Communication Manifest in Structure and Use" (Professor Raskin)

  • Yuanyuan Wang: Ph.D., August 2015, "Asymmetry of Onsets and Codas in Language Acquisition: Implications for Phonological Theories" (Professor Seidl)

  • Katharine L. Watson: M.A., May 2010, "WH- Questions in American Sign Language: contributions of non-manual marking to structure and meaning" (Professor Wilbur)

  • Charlotte N. Winston: M.A., May 2013, "Psychological Verb Constructions in American Sign Language" (Professor Wilbur)

  • George Wolford: M.A., August 2009, "Handshape Variation in Classifier Constructions: A Cross-linguistic Study" (Professor Wilbur)

  • Sandra K. Wood: M.A., December 1999, "Semantic and Syntactic Aspects of Negation in ASL" (Professor Wilbur)

  • Xiao Yang: M.A., August 2014, "Relationship Between Holistic Rating of Chinese ESL Speakers' Monologue Responses to Question Prompts in Placement Testing & Their Lexical Frequency Profiles." (Professor Roberts)

  • Ayman R. Yasin: Ph.D., May 2012, "Syntax-Prosody Interface: Evidence from Wh-Movement in Jordanian Arabic and Egyptian Arabic" (Professor Wilbur)

  • Youngmi Yun: M.A. 1999, "English in Korea: A Sociolinguistic Profile and its Pedagogical Implications"

  • Jie Zhang: M.A., December 2009, "Scripts for Metaphor" (Professor Raskin)

  • Wei Zhang: Ph.D., December 2010, "Non-Native Speakers Speak in Phonemes: A Phono-Acoustic Analysis of Fricatives and Affricates by Native and Chinese Speakers of English" (Professor A. Francis)

  • Yanhong Zhang: Ph.D., May 2008, "Production and Perception of English Lexical Stress by Native Mandarin Speakers" (Professor A. Francis)

  • Chun Zheng: M.A., August 2012, "Path Verbs of Motion in SwTawWe Serial Verb Construction" (Professor Benedicto)

  • Xiaoju Zheng: M.A., August 2006, "Voice Quality Change as a Function of Focus in Mandarin" (Professor Brentari)


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